is a free and open source project totally developed with Microsoft technologies: it’s born as a technology demo but it has evolved in time thanks to the community feedback and support to become a powerful blog engine.
The original goal of the project was to create a case study for a MVC implementation (the idea of Dexter was born when ASP.NET MVC was not yet released), so the founder http://www.tostring.it
created the project on http://www.codepelex.com
and afterwards some of the most important Italian developers started to use it and to contribute.
Actually, Dexter supports most of the top features required by a blog engine, like:
- Categories and tags (with the capability to assign multiple categories to a single post).
- Complete integration with Windows Live Writer, not only for publishing posts but also for creating pages (for example, the About or the Contact page).
- Internal and very powerful search engine
- Support for source code syntax highlighter.
- RSS feed
- Mail notifications
- Support for captcha, feedburner, Google Analytics integration and so on.
The current release features some of the latest and powerful technologies of the .NET world: it’s built using the .NET framework 4.0 with a set of open source libraries like NHibernate
, etc and it’s focused on extendibility and simplicity.
Actually Dexter has reached a very mature release and many Italian MVPs and developers are using Dexter as engine for their technical and personal blogs.
For more info visit the http://dexterblogengine.com